Three players to watch in the final round of Group A games

France v Romania - Euro 2016 - Group A

The final matches from Group A are contested this evening, with France already through to the knock-out stages.

France training - EURO2016France training - EURO2016

The final round of group matches will take place today in Group A with hosts France taking on Switzerland in Lille, and Romania taking in Albania in Lyon.

France are already assured of their place in the last-16 of the competition, and draw against Switzerland would ensure they go through as group winners.

The Swiss are in second place and a draw would suit them to ensure second place in the group, though a win would allow them to qualify as group winners – while Romanian and Albania are battling it out for third place – with Romania a point ahead of their opponents. However, if Romania win they could find themselves in second place.

Here are three players who could have a big say in the final Group A games:

Xherdan Shaqiri

Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in actionSwitzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action

The Stoke City man has been very busy during Switzerland’s two games so far, and it has looked as if something would happen whenever he has got on the ball, but he would’ve wanted to contribute a little more so far. If Switzerland are to top their group, one would expect Shaqiri to be among their best, and key, performers.

Bogdan Stancu

Romania's Bogdan Stancu celebrates after scoring their first goalRomania's Bogdan Stancu celebrates after scoring their first goal

Two goals to his name, both from the penalty spot, have put him in the mix for the golden boot so far. They are likely to face an Albania side that will try and keep it tight at the back, and Stancu is going to be the man relied upon to get them the goals to try and fire Romania through to the next round of the competition. That is, of course, if he's fit after being said to suffer from 'muscle pains' after the draw with Switzerland.

Paul Pogba

France's Paul Pogba shoots overFrance's Paul Pogba shoots over

It hasn’t quite happened for the Juventus star in a France shirt at this tournament so far. He was substituted in the opening game against Romania, and brought on as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Albania – though he did have a role in the second goal. However, with the pressure off to a degree given France’s qualification for the next round of the competition, it’s perhaps the perfect chance for him to showcase the kind of talent that makes him one of the more coveted players in Europe.

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